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Creator:
Collins, David, 1756-1810.
Title(s):

An account of the English colony in New South Wales : with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, &c., of the native inhabitants of that country : to which are added, some particulars of New Zealand / compiled, by permission from the MSS. of Lieutenant-Governor King, by David Collins, Esquire, late judge advocate and secretary of the colony ; illustrated by engravings.

Additional Title(s):

An account of the English colony in New South Wales, from its first settlement, in January 1788, to August 1801.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1798-1802.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DU160 .C65 1798+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Notes:
Volume 2 title: An account of the English colony in New South Wales, from its first settlement, in January 1788, to August 1801 : with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners &c. of the native inhabitants of that country : to which are added some particulars of New Zealand : compiled by permisson, from the MSS. of Lieutenant-Governor King : and an account of a voyage performed by Captain Flinders and Mr. Bass : by which the exisence of a Strait separating Van Dieman's Land from the continent of New Holland was ascertained. Abstraced from the journal of Mr. Bass.
Engravings by James Heath, William Lowry, Wilson Lowry, John B. Neagle, and Samuel John Neele.
Volume 1: xx, xxxviii, [2], 617, [3] pages, [23] leaves of plates; volume 2: xvi, 335, [1] pages, [9] leaves of plates.
Printer statement, volume 2: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street.
List of engravings: p. [619], v. 1; p. [336], v. 2.
ESTC (RLIN), T145091
Ferguson, J.A. Australia, 263, 350
BAC: British Art Center copy in two volumes. Bound in publisher's half calf with marbled boards. Autograph: George Collins. Armorial bookplate: George Collins. Bookplate: John Hadmar Sticht. The front pastedown of volume 1 with a contemporary newspaper account of the death of David Collins.
Subject Terms:
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Sources -- Early works to 1800.
Bass, George, 1771-1803.
Collins, David -- Autograph.
Collins, David -- Bookplate.
Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814.
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Natural history -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Early works to 1800.
New South Wales -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851 -- Sources -- Early works to 1800.
New Zealand -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Sticht, John Hadmar -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1798.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1798.
Contributors:
Lowry, Wilson, 1762-1824, engraver.
Lowry, William, engraver, engraver.
Neele, Samuel John, 1758-1824, engraver.
Heath, James, 1757-1834, engraver.
Neagle, John B., approximately 1796-1866, engraver.
Strahan, Andrew, -1831, printer.
Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836, bookseller.
Davies, William, -1820, bookseller.
King, Philip Gidley, 1758-1808.
Bass, George, -1812?
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  • View of the Governor's House at Rose Hill in the Township of Parramata
  • By water to Paramatta, with a distant view of the Western Mountains
  • Eastern view of Sydney
  • Western view of Sydney Cove
  • Direct south view of Sydney
  • South-east view in Sydney, including the Church, &c.
  • North view of Sydney Cove
  • Baker's Farm on the banks of the river
  • Western view of Toongabbe
  • Portraits of Ben-nil-long, Wo-la-ra-bar-ray, Wo-gul-row-e, Boin-ba, and Bun-de-bun-da
  • The Brick Field, or High Road to Parramatta
  • View of Sydney in Norfolk Island
  • Facsimile of a chart of New Zealand, drawn by Too-gee
  • [8 plates]. Yoo-long Erah-ba-diang
  • Ceremony of burning a corpse
  • A night scene in the neighbourhood of Sydney
  • Chart of the three harbours of Botany-Bay, Port-Jackson, and Broken-Bay
  • A scene by moonlight
  • Ornythorhyncus Paradoxus
  • Mænura Superba
  • Wom bat
  • The mountain eagle
  • Natives under a rock in bad weather
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